Four Girls at Chautauqua

Read by TriciaG

(4.7 stars; 137 reviews)

Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name “Pansy.” First in the Chautauqua Girls series.

Four friends - spoiled, quirky Ruth; fun-loving and mischievous Eurie; poor, independent and brainy Marion; and meek, approval-seeking Flossy - attend Chautauqua on a lark, and their lives are changed forever. (Chautauqua is an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day.) (Summary by TriciaG and Wikipedia) (8 hr 43 min)


01 - Introduced 18:35 Read by TriciaG
02 - The Question Discussed 16:17 Read by TriciaG
03 - Entering the Current 15:33 Read by TriciaG
04 - Fairpoint 19:49 Read by TriciaG
05 - Unrest 16:38 Read by TriciaG
06 - Feasts 18:13 Read by TriciaG
07 - Table Talk 16:36 Read by TriciaG
08 - At Evening Time It Shall Be Bright 16:05 Read by TriciaG
09 - Fleeing 14:58 Read by TriciaG
10 - How the Flitting Ended 18:52 Read by TriciaG
11 - Heart Touches 17:04 Read by TriciaG
12 - Flossy at School 13:21 Read by TriciaG
13 - Cross Purposes 16:28 Read by TriciaG
14 - The New Lesson 16:27 Read by TriciaG
15 - Great Men 15:46 Read by TriciaG
16 - War of Words 17:54 Read by TriciaG
17 - Getting Ready to Live 13:04 Read by TriciaG
18 - The Silent Witness 16:06 Read by TriciaG
19 - An Old Story 15:04 Read by TriciaG
20 - People Who, Having Eyes, See Not 16:03 Read by TriciaG
21 - A Sense of Duty 16:34 Read by TriciaG
22 - One Minute's Work 16:28 Read by TriciaG
23 - I've Been Redeemed 16:42 Read by TriciaG
24 - Sword Thrusts 16:31 Read by TriciaG
25 - Sermons in Chalk 17:08 Read by TriciaG
26 - Their Works Do Follow Them 16:45 Read by TriciaG
27 - Unfinished Music 14:37 Read by TriciaG
28 - Mental Problems 16:29 Read by TriciaG
29 - Waiting 16:30 Read by TriciaG
30 - Settled Questions 16:45 Read by TriciaG
31 - The Beginning of the End 16:30 Read by TriciaG
32 - The End of the Beginning 13:43 Read by TriciaG



(5 stars)

Searching for a new book, I typed Chautauqua into the search bar on a lark, having spent a glorious blessed week there one summer. I was delighted when this came up. After listening to this, I’ve followed the entire series, and eventually every Pansy book on Librivox. Then I continued listening to other books TriciaG has chosen. It’s been wonderful. I have enjoyed listening to her develop as a reader. I also appreciate the clearly upgraded equipment which has improved the sound quality of the recordings. TriciaG, you are much appreciated by this listener. Thank you for your gift of sharing Jesus in this wonderful way.

Start of a marvelous series

(5 stars)

This book and those that follow have been my constant companions for many weeks. They have greatly helped my spiritual life by showing the kind of life the is possible with Christ - even for us mortals with our many daily struggles. At first I wasn't impressed with the reader, but she really does communicate the heart of the message.

I love reading books by Isabella Alden,

(5 stars)

The characters throughout her books experience many spiritual struggles that are so relatable and have influenced me to want to be a better christian and understand how to make those key changes in my life.


(5 stars)

The Spirit moves marvelously. Praise God!

excited to start a new series! (10/19)

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

wow, super book and well read